Our 28-Day Tour of England, France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain
begins as we travel together to London. Visit the trendy areas of Notting Hill and the designer boutiques of Oxford Street and Knightsbridge. Theatre Performance in London's famed West End, visits to Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and Parliament are among the many tour activities. See the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, marvel at the Crown Jewels, step into your London Eye Capsule and enjoy a fantastic dinner at the Rainforest Café. Our tour continues as we travel through the Chunnel to France.
The Millennium Hotel Paris Opéra will be our home during our magical stay in Paris. We'll go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, view the Mona Lisa at the Louvre, and see the works of Monet and Van Gogh at Musee d'Orsay. Next we'll hear the chimes at Notre Dame, see the Arc de Triomphe, and stop off at a café on one of the most beautiful avenues in the world, the Champs-Elysées. Take an evening cruise down the Seine River and visit Sacre Coeur in the bohemian artist village of Montmartre. After roaming the vast gardens at the Palace of Versailles and having a blast at our Parisian finale, Disneyland Paris, our student European teen tour is off to Switzerland.
Our teen travelers continue through the majestic Swiss Alps to reach the Hotel Ambassador, nestled amongst beautiful alpine lakes and enchanting ice-blue glaciers in Zermatt. The teens will have Professionally Guided Summer Snow Skiing and Snowboarding on the Matterhorn or will take an Alpine Gondola Ride to experience a personal breathtaking view of this serene environment.
The excitement continues at our Swiss Mountain Resort, which is located directly above beautiful Lake Lucerne. We'll slip into wetsuits for a Professionally Guided White Water Rafting trip on the Reuss River. We can relax in our resort's "Waterworld," with indoor and outdoor pools, Health Club & Spa, and a 328 ft water slide, or enjoy the Bowling Alleys, Squash and Tennis Courts, Pool Tables, Snooker, Minigolf and much more. In the Altstadt (Old City), our student teen tour will walk across the oldest wooden bridge in Europe and then sample some of the best local Swiss cuisine in the region.
Arrive by water taxi to our magnificent hotel located in the heart of Venice, just steps from Piazza San Marco. We'll take a Moonlit Gondola Ride on the Grand Canal, lined with palaces that once housed Venice's nobility and rich merchants. Our teenagers will then see the Murano Glass Blowers, cross the Bridge of Sighs, visit the Old Jewish Ghetto, and peruse the shops on the picturesque Rialto Bridge.
Excitement abounds as we drive along the beautiful Amalfi Coast as we arrive in the popular resort town of Sorrento. Step onto our Hydrofoil Boat Ride as we head to the Island of Capri, where we'll enjoy stunning views of the cliffs and grottos along the Bay of Naples, swim in the crystal clear sea, and enjoy our relaxing beach day at our private beach. Sorrento is so fabulous, you'll never want to leave!
As they say. . .When in Rome. . .we'll set foot in the Colosseum where gladiators once fought and stroll down The Ancient Roman Forum, the center of Roman commerce during ancient times. We'll see Circus Maximus, step inside the Pantheon, walk down the Spanish Steps, toss coins over your shoulder into the Trevi Fountain, and then spend the evening in the charming Piazza Navonna. Walk through Vatican City and St. Peter's Basillica on our guided tour, and marvel at Michelangelo's artwork in the Sistine Chapel.
Florence is a city bustling with industry, craft, commerce, culture, art, and science. Some sights on our Guided City Tour include Ghiberti's Bronze Doors, Michelangelo's "David," the Duomo, the Medici Chapels, and the Ponte Vechio. Our teenagers will hear the best mixes of international dance music at our two-level International Dance Club. Enjoy delicious Italian Pasta Dinners that will tempt your palate and wake your taste buds. As we leave Florence we'll stop at the Leaning Tower of Pisa, then it is off to the French Riviera.
Next, Rein Teen Tours European travelers get to experience Nice and Monte Carlo, Monaco along the beautiful French Riviera, also known as the Cote d'Azur. The blue-green Mediterranean Sea will be our playground as we spend the day swimming, tubing and banana boating. We will experience the unique vibe of Riviera Night Life and indulge ourselves with fantastic Gourmet Meals in this international playground of the rich and famous!
Our last seven days will be spent in Spain. Barcelona, the host city of the 1992 Olympics will be our home as we take in the cool fresh air of the Mediterranean coast and this epicenter of cultural energy. Tour Salvador Dali's Museum in Figueras and enjoy a traditional paella dinner followed by an authentic Flamenco Dance Show. We'll explore La Rambla, Barcelona's most vibrant avenue with inviting shops, food markets, and unique performers. On our visit to Park Guell we'll see one of the most colorful and playful works of the famous artist Antoni Gaudí, then we'll walk around La Sagrada Familia to see Gaudí's masterpiece basilica.
Relax and reminisce on the beach in Costa Brava as we swim and play on the sun drenched white sand beaches of the Spanish Riviera, along the sparkling blue Mediterranean Sea. Conquer Dragon Kahn, the only 8 loop roller coaster in the World, as we spend the day at Port Aventura, Spain's largest theme park.
Our summer European teen tour ends with an incredible finale in Madrid, the capital metropolis of Spain. We'll visit the Prado Museum, grab a bite to eat in Plaza Santa Ana, and visit Palacio Real, the largest Palace in Europe. Hold on tight as you race your friends to the bottom of the hill at our indoor snow-tubing park. Spend the last night with your summer teen tour group enjoying fun skits and songs at our farewell party that continues late into the night. Then it is time to board our regularly scheduled jet for our flight home, with new friends and unforgettable memories of our journey through England, France, Switzerland, Italy and Spain.
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